Gennett is one year away from free agency and is projected to earn $10.7 million through arbitration. He also isn't close to a contract extension with the Reds, according to general manager Dick Williams.
"I wouldn't expect it before the calendar turns (to 2019)," Williams told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon last week. "There's too much up in the air in terms of roster construction going forward. I don't think you'll see us working on any extensions for anybody - that's not just Scooter-specific. But I don't see any other extensions happening in the next 30 days while we're working out the roster."
Gennett was one of the most valuable second basemen in the majors last season by WAR, ranking fifth in the category after hitting .310/.357/.490 with 23 home runs and 92 RBIs.
In 2017, Gennett was even more impressive, slugging .531 with 27 homers.
The 28-year-old was originally a waiver claim by the Reds from the Milwaukee Brewers.